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City announces strict new rules for shared eBikes and eScooters in Tampa

array of lime bikes parked in a designated street corral. Each bike hasa bright green basket on the front
Tampa's shared bikes and scooters will need to be parked in designated corrals across the city

The era of finding eScooters and eBikes scattered across Tampa is hopefully coming to an end. City officials have announced stricter rules surrounding the use of shared eScooters/eBikes (micro-mobility vehicles) citywide. 

Starting on April 1, riders must park their shared e-vehicles in city-approved docking stations only or face an “out-of-hub fee.” Leaving them stranded around the city will no longer be an option.

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Each vehicle will have software alerting riders where they can and cannot park. Riders who leave their vehicle outside of an approved docking area will be subject to penalties by the individual operating company. Fees vary but can be up to $5.

Fines for misplaced bikes, rewards for returning vehicles

Similar rules have been in place for years in neighboring St. Petersburg. Designated parking spots can be found on the bike and scooter share apps.

Conversely, riders who find a misplaced vehicle may return it to a dock and be rewarded a “bounty” by the operating company with a credit to their account. These credits vary but range from 50 cents to $2.50. 

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Designated spots, ranging from clearly marked corrals to electronic virtual setups, ensure that shared e-vehicles are parked properly and ready for your next ride.

New docking stations across Tampa

With hundreds of approved docking stations strategically scattered throughout the city’s public right-of-way, finding parking for your micro-mobility device has never been easier. Plus, we’re all about community input! Residents can now hop onto our interactive website and suggest locations where additional corrals would be a game-changer.

The city has also set up an interactive website where residents can request locations where they feel corrals would be beneficial. Click here to view the map. 

hared micro-mobility vehicles shall NOT be ridden in the following locations:

  • The Tampa Riverwalk
  • Bayshore Blvd.
  • 7th Ave. (Ybor City)
  • Hyde Park Village
  • Armature Works

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